Southwest Elementary fourth grade students recently brought history
to life during the grade level’s wax museum project. For the project,
students had to select and research an important historical figure.
After completing their research, each student had to prepare a narrative
on their historical figure and memorize it. During the wax museum
students dressed up as their historical figure and recited their
narrative for visitors.
Hyde Bourne’s historical figure was Sir
Francis Drake. “My favorite part about this project was being able to
dress up, memorize these speeches and present them. I just thought it
was really fun,” said Bourne.
The wax museum project mixes
language arts with history to create a fun project that students get
excited about. “The best thing about this project is that they know what
the end product is, they have seen it before, and they take a lot of
pride in what the do,” said Samuel Potts, Southwest Elementary